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Three Danes found dead in Swedish lake

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Three Danes found dead in Swedish lake
Swedish and Norwegian rescue workers found the three Danes on Thursday. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt /NTB/TT/Scanpix
09:07 CEST+02:00
Three Danish citizens were found dead late on Thursday in Rogen Lake on the Swedish-Norwegian border.
Two Danish men and a six-year-old boy died in an apparent canoeing accident while on a lake in a nature reserve that stretches across Sweden and Norway. The boy was the son of one of the men. 
The Danes were found lifeless in Rogen Lake, which is a part of the Norwegian national park Femundsmarka but primarily on the Swedish side of the border. 
“They were found in the water. The three of them had been on a canoe trip and all three had life jackets on. Femundsmarka is a large river system with a lot of secondary rivers,” Jan Lillebøe, a Norwegian rescue worker, told Norway's Verdens Gang newspaper.
The Danes had rented a canoe that was supposed to have been returned on Wednesday. When they did not come back with it as planned and Danish family members reported not having heard from them, a search operation was set in motion. Both Swedish and Norwegian officials participated in the search. 
Helena Hroh, a spokeswoman for the Swedish police in Östersund, told Svenska Dagbladet that one of the three victims was a frequent visitor to the area and a seasoned outdoorsman. She said that the cold water temperatures in Rogen Lake may have been a contributing factor to the three deaths. 
Swedish officials are expected to carry out autopsies as early as Friday and police have been in contact with the victims' families. 
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